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Andrew Ashling

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I write mainly gay, m/m, slash, yaoi stories. I suppose, with a few exceptions, I should call them novels really.
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You can read the first twelve chapters of the Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse series on my website, Ximerion .
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I have no great literary ambitions. I just tell stories, and I try to do it as good as I can, hoping other people will enjoy reading them.
Most of them have explicit scenes in them, often of a rather kinky nature. But they're only the raisins in the pudding, because — as I already said — I actually enjoy telling stories. That means there always is a plot, or, more often, sever
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Andrew Ashling I'm about two thirds into the seventh volume of Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse, The Invisible Hands - Part 4: Mate.

Edited to add:

It's finished…more
I'm about two thirds into the seventh volume of Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse, The Invisible Hands - Part 4: Mate.

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It's finished now. The first, rough draft anyway…(less)
Andrew Ashling Absolutely.

Warning: This answer contains mild spoilers

By the end of book 7, Mate, it has become clear that the Rhonoman Influence is on the brink of…more
Absolutely.

Warning: This answer contains mild spoilers

By the end of book 7, Mate, it has become clear that the Rhonoman Influence is on the brink of civil war. Antybion, as the adopted heir to one of the most prestigious Rhonoman kinships and largest fortunes can't help but being caught up in the coming power struggle. All the more so since one of the main contenders for absolute power, Dronykas Meri, has recognized his talents.

Also at the end of Mate, Anaxantis says he has received reports that a lot of Naodyman refugees have fled to Trachia. The most fortunate among them is of course Thenoclon. How long can he resist taking the lead in the reconquest of Naodyman territory? That is, after Phrademys is firmly seated on his throne.

I haven't decided yet how I'm going to tell both these stories. The events are interwoven enough to relate them in one book — hopefully not a trilogy :) — independently, and not as a side story to that of Anaxantis & Ehandar.

Last, but certainly not least, are the relationships of Antybion & Yorn and Thenoclon & Demys which I would like to explore further as well. Oh, and Chryntyum & Navastas too.

A more difficult question to answer is when I will write this book. Not this year, I think, but you never know.

If you want to stay current you could subscribe to my New Releases Newsletter and/or to my blog posts. You'll find boxes to subscribe for both in the sidebar of the landing page of my website, Ximerion .Your call, of course.

Thank you for the interest in my books. :)(less)
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Description: This story is fast food, an ice cream, a snack. Right after eating it, you will feel hungry again. It has no nutritious value whatsoever, but I hope you'll find it tasty. It's actually the third installment of a series of five slices of life, all in the same setting. Matt, Jason, Jamie and Alan, the narrator, live together in a loving relationship. The stories probably make a little bit more sense — not much, however — when you read them in sequence. Ever thought about how it would be if you were in love with three persons at once? And all three were in love with you? And with each other? And you lived together? And you all were guys? Wouldn't it just be like a family? That is what Alan thinks... Alan thinks his family is just like any other, and he gives a few examples to prove that. Here is one of them. If I can make you smile once or twice, I will consider my goal accomplished. Hell, I'll settle for a raised eyebrow.

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“A while ago?” Anaxantis asked. “Yes, he raped me a while ago. Exactly nine months and two days ago. What's that? Nine months or nine minutes. It's the same. And it is in the past, you say? Then why is it still happening, every day, every time I close my eyes? Every time I hear someone behind me, and I don't know who it is? How is it that I get an almost irresistible urge to kill anyone who happens to touch me unexpectedly? Tell me, Hemarchidas, how do I forgive, let alone forget, something that is still happening, that keeps happening over and over? How? How do I do that?”
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“Deal with all this, live with myself, you mean? I honestly don't know. I stand often enough at the abyss of my soul, asking that same question, looking down into the dark crevices where the black monsters dwell on the bottom. They gaze up at me, and I look them in the eyes. “This also you are,” they say, and I almost fall into the void.”
“And then?”
Anaxantis shrugged.
“And then? I turn around and go do what needs to be done. What else is there?”
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“I will give you a few guarantees of my own, Mukthar. I guarantee that before the sun sets, even if you win, even if my cold, dead body is lying on the field, you will rue the day you ever set foot in the Plains. For every inch you advance I'll exact gallons of Mukthar blood. I guarantee that there will be not one family of the Bear Mukthars or they will mourn at least one of theirs. I guarantee that even if you are triumphant the fruits of victory will taste like dust in your mouth. I guarantee that if you fail to kill me today, you will meet me again. You will meet me at the Ximerionian border. You will meet me at every city, town, village, and hamlet. You will meet me on every Amirathan crossroad, on every hill. I will fight you with every sword at my command, with every arrow, with every dagger. I will fight you with pitchforks. I will fight you with the very rocks of the land you try to conquer. I will never, never, never give up.

~Anaxantis, before the Battle of the Zinchara (May 29th, 1453 aed)
Andrew Ashling, The Invisible Chains - Part 3: Bonds of Blood

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“Dav­el­lon may be a vil­lage, but the Dav­el­lon House can be any­thing you make it. No­bil­ity has to start some­where. It might as well start with you. Let no­body look down on you, for what­ever rea­son, My Lord. Ti­tles are granted or in­her­ited, no­bil­ity isn't.

~Tenaxos I to Landar Parmingh, Baron Davellon”
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“A while ago?” Anaxantis asked. “Yes, he raped me a while ago. Exactly nine months and two days ago. What's that? Nine months or nine minutes. It's the same. And it is in the past, you say? Then why is it still happening, every day, every time I close my eyes? Every time I hear someone behind me, and I don't know who it is? How is it that I get an almost irresistible urge to kill anyone who happens to touch me unexpectedly? Tell me, Hemarchidas, how do I forgive, let alone forget, something that is still happening, that keeps happening over and over? How? How do I do that?”
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message 12: by Andrew

Andrew Ashling Lilia wrote: "Thanks for friending."

Thanks for asking, Lilia :)


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Lilia Ford Thanks for friending.


message 10: by Lavinia

Lavinia Lewis Hi Andrew, thanks for the add!


Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions I really wanted it to be Adam even if that doesn't fit as well as Alexander.

Thanks for the Bday wishes


Andrew Ashling Bubbles (Dane) wrote: "Thank you, I saw you in the chat last night. You will forever be known as the man with a million middle names to me."

LOL

Simple to remember though. Triple A.


Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions Thank you, I saw you in the chat last night. You will forever be known as the man with a million middle names to me.


message 6: by Andrew (last edited Jan 01, 2011 02:25PM)

Andrew Ashling Td wrote: "Chapter 3 is up, YES! I'm off to read it now. Thank you. Happy New Year!"

Happy New Year to you as well, Td. Hope you'll like The Mercy of Wolves.


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Td Chapter 3 is up, YES! I'm off to read it now. Thank you. Happy New Year!


Andrew Ashling Tame wrote: "thank you for the friend acceptance :) I look forward to reading your works!!

Take care :)

Tame"


Thanks for inviting me. I hope you enjoy them. :)


message 3: by Tame

Tame thank you for the friend acceptance :) I look forward to reading your works!!

Take care :)

Tame


message 2: by Td

Td Oooh, finally... The site looks great! OK, I'm going to read now...thank you. :)


message 1: by Td

Td Happy Birthday, Andrew! Enjoy your day.


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